UK Boxing: Ali Adams; Pat McAleese; Phil Gill

The World’s only Arab Heavyweight boxer, Hammersmith, London based Iraqi, Ali Adams’ team called the ‘big guns’ in to help him prepare for his upcoming appearance in the massively successful Matchroom Sports promoted Prizefighter series, which makes it’s welcome return to York Hall on Saturday the 9th October with Heavyweights IV. Adams, who will be facing former WBU World Heavyweight Champion Matt Skelton in the quarter final of Prizefighter, today sparred English Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury at the Ultrachem TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, London..

Following the sparring session a beaming Adams said, “Yeah, I was sparring with Tyson Fury. Johnny (trainer Johnny Eames) called me last night and told me I’m sparring Tyson today.

He’s a good boxer, I sparred with him four rounds. I’ve never sparred someone as big as him, he’s very big, very tall. The sparring went very well, and I was like using my jab with him, even though he has a longer reach. He has a long reach but I still landed the jab on his body and his face, so sparring went very well.

I’ve been sparring with Dutch Cruiserweight Mitchell Balker, Light Heavyweight Joel McIntyre and Heavyweight Damian Campbell and now Tyson so I think I’m working it out with everything it’s been amazing and it’s been going so well for me.”

Adams then spoke briefly on his chances of winning the £32,000 prize up for grabs at Prizefighter - Heavyweights IV, “I’m very fast for a Heavyweight, I’m the fastest Heavyweight in the country. I think because of the speed I’ve got. I think Prizefighter is perfect for me. No one is going to cope with me with my speed“

On Wednesday boxing legend Evander Holyfield performed the quarter-final draw for the Heavyweights IV, which see the Adams drawn to face the highly decorated - British, Commonwealth, EBU and WBU World Champion - Matt Skelton in the fourth quarterfinal at Prizefighter - Heavyweights IV on Saturday 9th October at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London.

In the opening bout of the night will feature Ireland’s Kevin McBride, the last person to beat ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson, against former British Champion Michael Holden.

The second fight of the night will see former British Masters Champion Carl ‘The Fridge’ Baker against the yet to be named ‘Wildcard’ fighter.

The third quarter-final of the night Michael Sprott locks horns with Sunderland's Danny ‘Boy’ Hughes.

Tickets for Prizefighter Heavyweights IV are available now at £35 (unreserved), £60 (ringside) and £100 (VIP) – call Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900.

IT’S PERSONAL 11th September 2010 at the York Hall

This jam packed, all-action event featuring two title fights is not one to be missed.

At the top of the bill unbeaten prospect Pat McAleese faces a tough challenge in Lee Noble, this will be a rematch, their first fight was scored a draw. Now both fighters want to show they are the better man and win the British Masters Light middleweight title.

In addition Mark Alexander will be fighting Ryan Barrett for the vacant International Masters Lightweight title. At 34 years old this may well be Alexander’s final shot at winning a title but Barrett, fresh from a two week training camp in Spain, has vowed to end those aspirations with a knock out.

Boxers Eder Kurti ,Phil Gill, Danny Dontchev, Ian Eldridge all from manager Mickey Helliet’s stable will be fighting on the night. Phil Gill who is undefeated in six fights will be looking to add to his winning tally as will Eder Kurti who has now won six in a row and was involved in the recent Prizefighter tournament although he was unlucky not to be drawn into the main competition

A Big Night For Phil Gill

Waltham Abbey based professional boxer Phil Gill will hope to preserve his unbeaten record when he faces Lancashire's tough Damian Turner at the York Hall, Bethnal Green on the 11th September.

This will be Gill's seventh pro fight and he has already attracted quite a following and has promised his fans that he will keep working hard to win a British or Commonwealth title. London based promoter and Gill's manager Mickey Helliet shares his ambitions. "If Phil keeps on performing as has done and remains focused then he will win titles. He is one of my favourite fighters to watch, and i know it will be a great fight and a great night of boxing."

Gill, 28, trains out of the Monster Gym under trainer Paul Rees and has earned a reputation as an aggressive, come forward boxer who always seems to end up in exciting fights. He is looking forward to "ploughing through his opponent" and can be reached on 07903 525666 for tickets to the Fight Night at York Hall.

Article posted on 07.09.2010

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